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The Narayanhity Royal Palace or Narayanhity Durbar is a palace in Nepal which long served as a primary residence to that country-s monarchs. On June 1, 2001, it was the site of the Nepalese royal massacre, where King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya were allegedly shot to death by Crown Prince Dipendra along with 6 others before Dipendra turned his weapon on himself. The ex-king Gyanendra and his wife left Narayanhity Palace on 11 June 2008. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly on May 28, 2008 had decided to convert Narayanhiti into a public museum, only this formal opening of the palace as a museum has executed the decision. Though the people-s double-triangle flag had replaced the king-s royal standard at the palace on June 10, it was not official because until then Gyanendra Shah had not left the palace. The palace covers over 730 ropanis of land (more than 4 million square feet), preserving the historically important objects and continuously promoting it in the national and international arena. Not only Nepal, many countries in the world have converted their former royal palaces into commercially viable museums. Narayanhiti can a place to learn the true history of Nepal-s Shah Dynasty.